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Definition of Legitimate

Legitimate

  1. Accordant with law or with established legal forms and requirements; lawful; as, legitimate government; legitimate rights; the legitimate succession to the throne; a legitimate proceeding of an officer; a legitimate heir.
  2. Lawfully begotten; born in wedlock.
  3. Authorized; real; genuine; not false, counterfeit, or spurious; as, legitimate poems of Chaucer; legitimate inscriptions.
  4. Conforming to known principles, or accepted rules; as, legitimate reasoning; a legitimate standard, or method; a legitimate combination of colors.
  5. Following by logical sequence; reasonable; as, a legitimate result; a legitimate inference.
  6. To make legitimate, lawful, or valid; esp., to put in the position or state of a legitimate person before the law, by legal means; as, to legitimate a bastard child.
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Legitimate Translations

legitimate in Italian is legittimo, legittimo
legitimate in Latin is legitiums
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